Buckler Non-Alcoholic Brew | Heineken Nederland B.V.

BA SCORE
66
poor
141 Ratings
THE BROS
57
awful
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Buckler Non-Alcoholic BrewBuckler Non-Alcoholic Brew
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heineken Nederland B.V.
Netherlands
heineken.com

Style: Low Alcohol Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 0.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 08-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
141
Reviews:
75
Avg:
2.56
pDev:
29.69%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 141 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of HopHead84
3.17/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Straw yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma is reminiscent of a euro lager with pils malt and a little graininess. Whisper of noble hop. Flavor is lightly sweet with low bitterness. Grainy pils malt finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Much better than I expected.

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Photo of Beejay
2.9/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Pale yellow in color with a white head that starts dissipating immediately.

S: Light grain aromas, as well as a good amount of skunk. Slight rice aroma in the finish.

T: Sweet with a grainy taste. Lightly skunky, slight caramel.

M: Light bodied with very high carbonation. Tingles through the finish.

O: Overall fairly sweet, and not really my cup of tea, but it seems to be about par for the course when rated based on style..

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Photo of nelsonsaigon
2.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Saigon (bottle)

I am neutral on this beer.

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Photo of jaydoc
2.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of 31Sam13
2.9/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ordybill
3.32/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a slight grain and malt smell, not very big.
Appearance- Resembles Heineken, the best looking of Low Alcohol beers that I have seen.
Taste- Once again resembles Heineken but with a more watered down feel.
Palate- A light bodied beer with mild carbonation, has a crisp finish.
Overall- The best Low Alcohol Beer I have had.

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Photo of mjla
5/5  rDev +95.3%

Photo of BJSmit
2.25/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of grahuba
3/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of spycow
2.25/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of BrewAskew
3.1/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out to a frothy white head that falls to a thin film. Golden clear color. Aroma is typical euro-lager with just a touch of that strange NA whang. Flavor is weakened Heineken, with a grainy front, sweet middle and dry, seltzery finish. Overall a decent NA brew that is close to the real thing.

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Photo of Maxxxice
3.25/5  rDev +27%

Photo of corywalston
2.99/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

A. Easy poor little then no head. Light carbonation. Color is yellow.
S. Malt, rice? and Heineken
T. Same as Heineken but a little light and without the sausage, with an aftertaste of saltine crackers. That’s weird.
M. Crisp, watery, and refreshing.
O. One of the better NA beers I have ever had. I’m surprisingly impressed. I recommend giving it a try, just remember not to discriminate because it’s an NA.

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Photo of Keithbruning
3.64/5  rDev +42.2%

Photo of wilsonbaron
3/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
1.41/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

My first non-alcohol beer. Lets see what this is like.

Appearance (2.25) : Elmer's glue white head, fluffy and artificial. Pale yellow body with lots of bubbles. Better than I expected for a non-alcohol beer.

Smell (1.5) : So is this what N/A beers are supposed to smell like?? I hope not. Cooked smashed peas, dirty squash, some fermented fruit. Old corn. Just rancid. Smells just like my elementary school lunch room did. Really...? An extra half point for the memory.

Taste (1.25) : If you like beer, but you want to ditch the alcohol, please avoid this beer at all costs. The taste is even worse than the smell, which I'm sure was impossible. Want to know what you're in for, non-alcoholic beer drinking floozie? Rotted corn. A blenderfull of mashed, cooked peas and carrots, army style. A dry bitterness that is not unlike walking into a funeral home. The cooked carrot note is overwhelming most everything. Do not drink this beer. Please, I beg you.

Mouthfeel (1.25) : Loud carbonation upfront that quickly turns into a stiff carcass staleness. Just...wrong.

Overall (1.39) : Stay away, unless you hate yourself. Drink a sprite instead.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
2.45/5  rDev -4.3%

Twelve ounce bottle.

A: Pours a clear pale yellow under a solid one-finger thick frothy white head which fades to a thin cap and leaves puzzle lace.

N: Corn (?), yeasty bread, faintly floral, grassy, faint lemony citrus, hay.

T: Thin, wheaty bread, slightly sweet malts, mild fruity yeast.

M: Light body and medium carbonation. Crisp and clean finish.

O: For the style, this is acceptable and a good starter beer.

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Photo of Maillard
2.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of wrightst
2/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Elicoleman
1.75/5  rDev -31.6%

Photo of Jack_Frost79
2.25/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
1.5/5  rDev -41.4%

Photo of LuckyJohn
2.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Latarnik
2.5/5  rDev -2.3%

Buckler Non-Alcoholic Brew from Heineken Nederland B.V.
2.56 out of 5 based on 141 ratings.
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